5 Reasons To Visit Us This Winter

Dr. Isidore Kirsh (Photo by Micromedia Publications)

  As the year winds down and we begin to look forward to the festivities and social reconnections that accompany the colder months, it’s time to consider paying us a visit! Here are five excellent reasons to make an appointment with your hearing specialist this winter season.

  1 Ear Inspection: Cold weather can harden earwax, causing discomfort and muffled hearing. Otoscopic examination will reveal whether you need removal of wax (cerumen) or not. If so, we would refer you to an ENT and/or your primary care doctor so they can take of the issue.

   2 Tinnitus That ringing, humming, or buzzing in your ear that no one else seems to hear isn’t all in your head — it may be tinnitus, which can be associated with hearing loss or another underlying health issue. We can help get to the bottom of why it’s happening and reduce its impact on your life. Studies have also shown that tinnitus can be more prominent during weather changes, so don’t hesitate to investigate.

  3 Warranty Expiration Depending on when you purchased your hearing aids, your warranty may be expiring soon. We can help maximize and protect your investment by cleaning, checking, and performing selected repairs while the devices remain under warranty.

  4 New Tech Once your devices are more than four years old, we recommend checking whether they’re still meeting your needs. From Bluetooth to telehealth compatibility, we can offer the perfect option to customize your hearing experience and filter out the annoying background noise that comes with busy shopping centers and family gatherings. If you’re due for an upgrade, we can fit you with the latest model to keep you hearing everything you want and nothing you don’t.

  5 Hearing Aid Tune-Ups & Extra Batteries Winter is a tough season for your hearing aids. Low temperatures affect the functionality of nearly all personal electronics and drain batteries quickly. Changes in temperature can create condensation, which can cause problems. Bring your aids in for a tune-up and inspection. We can ensure they are in great shape, as well as send you home with a dehumidifier to store them in and extra batteries. If you’re wearing rechargeable battery hearing aids, let us check the “health” of the battery before your warranty expires.

  Has it been a while since we last saw you? We miss you! Make the most of your winter festivities by scheduling an appointment with our caring team today.

  Call today to schedule your appointment. We can be reached at 732-818-3610 (Toms River/Whiting) or 609-978-8946 (Manahawkin) or visit our website at www.gardenstatehearing.com

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Dr. Kirsh has over 25 years of hearing care experience. Dr. Kirsh received a B.A. in Biopsychology from the University of Maryland, a Master’s of Education (Audiology) from the University of Virginia and a Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) with area of specialization in Audiology from the Union Institute (The Graduate School). Dr. Kirsh completed a fellowship at the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, has multiple publications, and has received numerous continuing education awards from both ASHA and AAA. Dr. Kirsh is currently a Founder and Director for Audigy Group and has previously served on the Sonus Network advisory board. Dr. Kirsh’s wife, Shira Kirsh, is a Speech-Language Pathologist in private practice at Alliance Speech & Hearing Center (Howell, N.J., 732-942-7220)-an affiliate of GSHBC. Dr. Kirsh has two beautiful children, Melanie and Joseph.